Artists > Sheila Fokes
Sheila Landi began life as Sheila Fokes in 1929, and after what she has always considered to be a very good basic education to the stage of The School Certificate, went on to Kingston Art School. Following the then usual course through a two year foundation programme to specialise in painting for the next two years, she gained a National Diploma in Design in Painting (degrees did not exist in those days).
That was the first stage, she was then awarded a scholarship, for the princely sum of £148 per annum; (even in 1950 this was not very much) to attend the Royal Academy Schools. Nevertheless this sum was enough to leave home for a bedsit in Surbiton for the next three years.